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Ski and Snowboard Lessons in France: How to Get the Most Out of Going Back to School

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Who needs  ski school ? If you’re a beginner, instruction is always a good thing, but professional ski and snowboard schools are helpful even if you’re an expert skier or boarder—there’s always room for improvement and lots more style! If you’re heading for a  holiday in Morzine  and ski or snowboard school is on your mind, here’s what you should know to get the most out of your experience. Who really needs ski or snowboard school?   READ ON...

Why the Portes Du Soleil keeps solo skiers coming back!

Why the Portes Du Soleil keeps solo skiers coming back! The solo ski experts at The Ski Gathering tell us what is attracting first-timers and veteran solos to Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. Across the board, solo travel has grown enormously in recent years, mirroring a general trend in ‘independent’ and socialising hobbies. Today, people use apps and websites to find flatmates, meet gym buddies, arrange car shares… and plan their solo-travel adventures. This is particularly noticeable with ski holidays, where solo travellers are increasingly making their mark. Some solos prefer to ski alone, enjoying the total freedom of the mountain. But most see it as a social opportunity to meet other skiers or boarders and avoid paying the empty-bed supplement. For the latter group in particular, the Portes du Soleil has become a focal point in the solo travel revolution. Why is that? It’s Perfect for Mixed-Ability Groups It’s Day One of your solo ski holiday and you’re heading

2020 - 2021 Winter Ski Gear Preview

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From wild-looking carving shapes, to new pro models, and entirely revamped lineups, the 2020-2021 winter is bringing lots of new skis to the market. Versatility is the name of the game, with skis built to perform in all conditions, or both inbounds and out. Brands continue to push lightweight to the next level, brining awesome downhill performance, too. New bindings will be seen out on the mountain, too, from burly to lightweight in the touring category, to the return of some classic designs. As for boots, more sizes and shapes are now available for different sizes and shapes of feet. All in all, the 2020-201 winter is shaping up to be a good one!   READ ON

The Portes du Soleil App – 650k of pistes in the palm of your hand

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  As we all know, there are two types of phone app in the world – those that look pretty and seem like a great download at the time before becoming pointless and occupying vital space on your device, and those that are a damn good idea, full stop. The official Portes du Soleil app for iOS and android is the latter and there are some really handy updates for this winter season.   READ ON...

Morzine for Advanced Skiers and Snowboarders

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In previous blogs we have talked about how staying in  Morzine is great for families  and  beginners . But what about those of you that are beyond snow ploughing and the falling leaf? Well, Morzine is for advanced skiers and snowboarders too. Us Brits love Morzine, and it is easy to see why. It is located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, which is 13 resorts connected by 650km of piste straddling the French/Swiss border. It is about an 1 hour 20 minutes from Geneva airport, so it is really easy to get to. This means that if you are the type of person that can drop everything when the powder comes, Morzine is ideal for that emergency snow fix. Morzine is probably better known as a family resort, but with all this terrain, there is a huge amount for advanced skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. So grab a piste map and have a look through this blog to to get a good idea on where to go.   READ ON..